Resources

Teachers

Prairie STEM is here to help teachers engage their students without adding any more to their already full plates. We work with individuals, schools, districts to help customize curriculum and lesson plans for immediate use and impact. Through workshops on location as well as offsite learning centers and online resources, Prairie STEM is there to support those who dedicate their lives for the betterment of kids in their classroom as well as education in their region. We also provide professional development and graduate level credit (STEM certification and college credit teaching certification) for enrolled teachers in our continuing education program.

Professional Development

Lesson Plans

Curriculum Development

Workshops

Train the Trainer

Continuing Education

Graduate-level Credit

STEM-Certification

College Credit Certification (for High School Teachers only).

Districts

Working with district administrators and partnering with local and national companies, Prairie STEM provides access to industry, expert level mentors, virtual and actual internships with early and high frequency STEAM innovation challenges and activities for all students. We work with local and national foundations to help bridge funding gaps to meet the needs of those who need it most. We use a train-the-trainer model to equip teachers in their districts to work independently as well as collaboratively to enhance education and promote sustainability. We measure program impact and analyze strengths and weaknesses in customized program delivery to show real-time metrics for district partners and regional stakeholders.

SHORT TERM ROI

  • Number of Students per challenge
  • Number of idea cards generated
  • Number of Ideas processed through a roadmap
  • Numbers Advisors Feedback
  • Pre/post Surveys for Teachers, Students, Advisors, and Parents
  • Number of leaders trained & certified through our process
  • Number of active industry partners
  • Shark tank results and recognition

LONG TERM ROI

  • Upwork Requests
  • Virtual Internships
  • Crowd Funding Requests
  • Patents Submissions
  • Number of leaders earning Graduate Credit thru our Process
  • Number of industry Partners
  • Student Owned Revenue Generated Intellectual Property
  • Standards alignment between districts
  • Building upon the work already happening inside each district
  • Making clear connection between program and impact
  • Building supplemental/CORE or Afterschool Programs
  • Force multiply enrichment opportunities
  • Experiential mastery and retention of difficult concepts

Industry

Why Partner With Us

Working directly in partnership with Industry, Prairie STEM sees itself as a bridge connecting the jobs of today/tomorrow with the skilled workforce of the future. We work collaboratively with our industry partners to implement customized solutions to help kids not only learn what current employers are looking for in talent acquisition but also the soft skills needed to succeed in jobs where everyone already has the hard skills. We are a listen first organization that recognizes the needs of local and regional companies by working with schools, teachers and students to directly impact those needs through relevant coursework and lessons that relate back to industry demands. Students in the Prairie STEM program are exposed to not only the best tools in technology but more importantly are looking to those individuals and mentors within those corporate citizenship programs as key influences in their lives and future careers. Early exposure and high frequency engagement between education and industry is the key to regional economic success. Without our industry partners, we are leaving kids behind.

Measurable impact on investment and funding

Direct access to future workforce development

Corporate citizenship

High frequency industry branding/messaging

State-wide R&D via student-centric focus groups

Impacting regional economic success

Foundation

Why Partner With Us

Working directly in partnership with foundations, Prairie STEM sees itself as a bridge connecting the jobs of today/tomorrow with the skilled workforce of the future. We work collaboratively with our foundation partners to implement customized solutions to help kids not only learn what current employers are looking for in talent acquisition but also the soft skills needed to succeed in jobs where everyone already has the hard skills. We are a listen first organization that recognizes the needs of local and regional companies by working with schools, teachers and students to directly impact those needs through relevant coursework and lessons that relate back to foundation demands. Students in the Prairie STEM program are exposed to not only the best tools in technology but more importantly are looking to those individuals and mentors within those corporate citizenship programs as key influences in their lives and future careers. Early exposure and high frequency engagement between education and foundation is the key to regional economic success. Without our foundation partners, we are leaving kids behind.

Greatest impact for not only educational but regional economic success

Real-time analytics for funding and sponsoring activities

Foundation-specific metric assessments for measuring ROI

Matching foundation mission goals with strategic alignment of consortium partners.

Relationship building for education and foundation, foundation and industry and ultimately foundation and community.